DegustaBox: December 2020

Wednesday, December 30, 2020
The end of 2020 is drawing ever closer so it is time for me to share my thoughts on the December DegustaBox which I've been eating and sharing my way through over the month. As always, you can see sneak peeks of my upcoming posts and gifted items on my Instagram (@ofbeautyand). For more information about Degustabox, check out their website or my previous posts. 

*DegustaBox - December 2020
Each months box has a different theme and the theme for December was a little different as they have collaborated with Sainsbury's to create a unique box filled with exciting brands and products, all of which are available at Sainsbury's. The box contains a variety of sweet snacks, savoury snacks, drinks and cooking ingredients for a range of dietary requirements. 
Pipers Crisps (£1.20, 40g bag)
I'll begin with the savoury snacks for a change and the first was one of my favourite products from the box - the Pipers wild thyme and rosemary crisps. The crisps were delicious and while I couldn't try the cheddar and onion flavour, I'm sure it was just as delicious as the other. While quite high in calories, I will be looking out for the wild thyme and rosemary flavour in the future. 

Peter's Yard Sourdough Bites (£2)
Another great savoury snack to share with your household or bubble, the crunchy savoury snacks will be great on their own or with a dip of your choice. They are baked, low in saturated fat, a source of fibre and suitable for vegetarians. 
Brave Roasted Chickpeas - Sweet Chilli (£1)
The final savoury snack before I move onto all of the other goodies, is a roasted chickpea snack. You should have received one packet in your box and the flavour could be: sweet chilli, dark choc or sea salt. I received the sweet chilli flavour and it was delicious!  

Tony's Chocolonely (£1.35)
I have seen this brand all over instagram but I haven't tried it before, I'm not sure if they make any vegan flavours though - I'll have to investigate. I love the packaging and the ethics of the brand! There's one flavour in the box 'caramel sea salt' which sounds amazing and I passed it onto a friend who I hope will love it. 

The Curators Cocoa Caramel Peanuts (£1.20)
The final snack is a gluten free, high fibre snack of chocolate covered peanuts! They are vegan and they taste absolutely delicious; they are very moreish and it is a little difficult to not eat the entire bag in one go! I will be looking out for these in the future for a 'healthy' snack. 
Leon Garlic Aioli (£2.50)
Next up, cooking ingredients and the first is my favourite product from the box - the Leon garlic aioli. I was very happy when I found this item in the box as it is something I've purchased a couple of times already from Sainsbury's along with other vegan items from Leon - I can't recommend it enough. 

Odysea Aubergine Meze Dip (£2.15)
Another great dip or cooking ingredient is an aubergine dip from Odysea. It is made with roasted aubergines, extra virgin olive oil, garlic and parsley - it is suitable for vegans. It would make a fantastic dip to share with your household (no double dipping though!). 

Capsicana Mexican Tomato and Chipotle Tinga Cooking Paste (£1.30)
The final item before the drinks is a cooking paste that can be added to meat, fish or veggies. It has a smokey flavour and would be great for fajitas or BBQ dishes. I haven't tried it but we have tried various cooking pastes from this brand previously and liked them all. 
Nexba Pineapple Soft Drink (£1.25)
There's usually a drink or two within each box and this months box has a great variety including this delicious and refreshing soft drink which is vegan, low calorie and no GMO. It doesn't contain any added sugar, artificial sweeteners or fructose. 

Clwb Tropica Tropical IPA (£2)
Another fruity option which contains pineapples, mangoes, passionfruit and peaches with an IPA. I don't personally drink ale or any other alcohol apart from wine or cider so I haven't tried this but it sounds very delicious. 

Dash Water - Peach (£1.15)
Sticking with the very fruity and fresh theme, the penultimate item from the December Degustabox is a healthy soft drink made using British water and 'wonky' peaches! I love the packaging, the drink is refreshing and it doesn't contain any sugar or sweeteners. 

Good Earth Tea (£2.75)
Last but not least is a box of ginger, turmeric and lemon tea from Good Earth. I haven't tried any ginger or turmeric tea before but I think it would be fantastic for sore throats and colds so it might come in very handy this winter! 

Don't forget to use the code DTPL4 to get your first box for only £9.99!

Have you tried any of these products? 

9 comments

  1. This looks like such a great box. I might have to look at signing up for this!

    Danielle xx
    https://www.thereluctantblogger.co.uk/

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  2. This is quite a good mixture of products in one box and the Garlic Alioli is lush x

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  3. I love the variety in these boxes, it's such a cool idea xx

    Tiffany x www.foodandotherloves.co.uk

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  4. Looks like such a great box. I’d love to try one myself x

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  5. These look like some tasty treats. Its great that you can get them all from Sainsburys too. I'm a huge fan of pipers crisps but I always end up wanting more.

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  6. These look like such delicious treats!

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  7. I love the Leon vegan Aoli! So much easier than trying to make it with aquafaba

    Jasmine xx

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  8. I had this too because I'm a Sainsburys Tastemaker and loved it! Already re-bought a few things xx

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  9. This looks like a great box! I haven't had a Degustabox for a while and I think its brilliant they are collaborating with Sainsbury's for this one, it's got a great mix!
    Zoe x
    Www.zoeliannex.blogspot.com

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